Engineering Community Team/Meetings/2012-02-21

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TLDR meeting, 21 Feb 2012

Attending: Guillaume, Mark, Sumana, Chris McMahon

List of projects[edit]

  • 1.19 stuff: Code review meistering
  • 1.19 stuff: deployment & release support
  • SWIFT deployment support
  • Bug Triage
    • Individual developer assignment work (what bugs are assigned to whom)
  • Bugzilla application management
  • Wikimedia blog maintenance
  • Training documentation
  • Monthly report
  • Communications support
  • Engineering project documentation
  • Recruiting/hiring
  • Hackathons/events (January SF, Pune, Berlin)
    • Conferences in general
  • Commit Access
  • Recruitment/encouragement
    • GSOC
    • UCOSP
  • Dev community metrics

Who's doing what (this week)[edit]

Chris: 1.19 deployment testing Mark: 1.19 Deployment support, bug triage Guillaume: communications support, monthly report, blog maintenance RobLa: Recruiting/hiring, 1.19 deployment Sumana: Commit access, volunteer recruiting and encouragement (including GSoC and UCOSP), hackathons and events/conferences in general, engineering project documentation (git)

1.19 stuff: Code review meistering[edit]

http://etherpad.wikimedia.org/119triage Mark coordinating with RobLa this week.

1.19 stuff: deployment & release support[edit]

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_1.19/Feature_Test_Charters Charters have been useful.

Last week: Chris: Messages*.php discrepancies -- Chris came to a conclusion. Now: Chris learning his way around what a release looks like Mark: ● Getting new 1.19 specific bugs (http://etherpad.wikimedia.org/119triage) fixed.

Guillaume: ongoing maintenance & updating of the translations of the maintenance banners, landing pages, etc.

Last week: Communicating with Gadgets creators: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/ Thread:Talk:MediaWiki_1.19/Reference_tooltips/reply_(10) but what communication fora do they already use? We could update Timo’s page re using RL and create a link to a place where they can talk to each other. Create a space on mediawiki.org, use a script to ID the most prolific editors of gadgets on various wikis, send them a notification (e-mail or gadget talk page) Create a Gadget Portal on MediaWiki, Gadget Village Pumps

Mark has been working with Saibo. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ Commons:Village_pump#MediaWiki_1.19_deployment_to_Commons Look in Mark’s daily log for names of other gadgets, etc. helpers.

SWIFT deployment support[edit]

UNKNOWN.

Bug Triage[edit]

Mark: Friday Triage and volunteer gathering for any new 1.19 bugs. TODO: Sumana: to publicize

Individual developer assignment work (what bugs are assigned to whom)[edit]

Continuing to do this in 20% standups MARK TO COORDINATE RE FIXMES

Bugzilla application management[edit]

Last week: Ask Rusty Burchfield (gicode) to get something going with git integration? (pushed to this week)

Wikimedia blog maintenance[edit]

On hold last week, working on it this week, see February Roadmap for details https:// www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Roadmap#TL.3BDR

Training documentation[edit]

On hold this week

Monthly report[edit]

Guillaume sent the “please add your updates for this month” e-mail to engineering@ to start assembling the February report : https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/ Wikimedia_engineering_report/2012/February

Please add status updates to your project(s) regularly to make the February report less

painful than the January one: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Platform_Engineering

Communications support[edit]

Guillaume

  • getting back to people who need stuff from me (e.g. Wikimania help)
  • sort of handed over the SOPA tech retrospective to Matthew because it’s too hard for me to

find the information, and I can’t do it this week anyway

Engineering project documentation[edit]

Guillaume:

  • perennial project page maintenance

Sumana: git post is up and git docs are far better. TODO: arrange git/gerrit/git-review training for the 27th.

Recruiting/hiring[edit]

Hackathons/events (January SF, Pune, Berlin)[edit]

Sumana used en.wp talk pages to reach out to a lot of template & gadgets people about upcoming events. Talked to Katie Filbert about structure for https://wikimania2012.wikimedia.org/wiki/Hackathon

Sumana

  • Follow-up on Pune event (7-19 promising volunteers)
  • Follow-up for San Francisco event (including posting SF hackathon postmortem)
  • Possible Brazil event
  • Planning for Wikidata / structured data part of Berlin event

TODO: Mark to forward Sumana Portugese Wikibooks/Collection work people

Conferences in general[edit]

  • this week: Sumana reaching out to people who are not part of the 1.19 team, to encourage

them to submit proposals, etc. Sumana started a Wikimania submission

Wikimania, Opensourcebridge, and Grace Hopper conference

Commit Access[edit]

same... need to work on git future

Recruitment/encouragement[edit]

Sumana responding on mailing lists, etc.

GSoC[edit]

Sumana spending lots of time encouraging GSoC participants in IRC and mailing lists. Going to a women’s college on Thursday for general recruitment + GSoC recruitment. Updated https:/ /www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Summer_of_Code_Past_Projects with info about past projects. Need to start writing org application this week.

  • Sumana to provide template for emailing past professors, students, etc.

UCOSP[edit]

Basically progressing fine except that the mobile team does not have enough time to mentor them thoroughly this month. Sumana improved https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/ UCOSP_Spring_2012

Dev community metrics[edit]

Sumana worked with Claudia

Misc[edit]

  • Chris discovered -- Labs is not automated. TODO: Chris to note the Labs gatekeeping

painpoints - on mediawiki.org, Wikimedia Labs discussion page

  • Sumana drawing up TL;DR team plan today (Tuesday) for March team visit - includes

Wikimania submissions including scheduling of sessions this week if possible

  • Sumana out of office Wed. night through Thursday
  • Guillaume in SF from March 1st to March 14th. On vacation from March 15th until March 23rd.
  • Sumana in SF Feb 29-March 10
  • TODO: Sumana to add link to archived notes in TL;DR section of Platform Eng page